DS02
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Issue: LANGUAGE OF BRANCH DOCUMENTS

DEFINING STATEMENT: DS02-LANGUAGE

Description:

For then will I turn to the people a pure (CLEAR, clean) LANGUAGE, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with ONE consent. From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering (A PRESENT).
(Zephaniah 3:9-10)


In that time shall THE PRESENT be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion. (Isaiah 18:7)

 

Specification/Constraint:

THE DEFINITIVE LANGUAGE OF ALL BRANCH DOCUMENTS AND DRAWINGS IS: ENGLISH.

 

 

 

Background:

This is a most difficult subject to address because of the emotional charge associated with ones native or preferred language. Never-the-less we shall at least attempt to explain our reasons for this decision to use English as our Definitive Language.

  1. Definitive does not mean that these documents can't be translated into other languages. "For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD YHWH, to serve him with one consent." (Zephaniah 3:9) This word pure, could be translated polished or clear language. The word consent is shekem, meaning the neck and shoulders. The word we have received is, YHWH will take the two languages, Hebrew and English (as two shoulders) and draw them together into one neck responsive to this HEAD instruction. (see Zephaniah 3:10)
  2. Since we are designing a HaBitat of Prayer for ALL NATIONS (Isaiah 56:7), we need to involve as many stakeholders as possible in the design, and the facts are that far more people know and understand English than Hebrew. As a mater of fact, in Israel today, numerous languages are spoken by the local Israeli population.
  3. We are preparing A PRESENT. "In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD YHWH of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD YHWH of hosts, the mount Zion. (Isaiah 18:7) A PRESENT is being prepared by English Speaking Israelite People, and we offer our best clean, clear ENGLISH.
  4. Zechariah 6:12-13 says. And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. (Zechariah 6:12-13 KJV)
    The burden is on ALL the stakeholders to accept the resources YHWH selects, namely;
  5. Plane and simple, even though we have studied Hebrew, yours truly THE BRANCH can not communicate this complex project in Hebrew. This is what we are inspired to do, PUBLISH IN ENGLISH. "And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of the LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God." (Zechariah 6:15)

 

 
   

Decision:

ENGLISH IS THE DEFINITIVE (conclusive, authoritative and final) CLEAR LANGUAGE FOR/OF/IN ALL BRANCH DOCUMENTS AND DRAWINGS.

 

 
   

Source:

,Zephaniah 3:9-18; Isaiah 18

DBR CODE: DS02-LANGUAGE,

Approved:: DCL, 3/5/2006

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